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After controversial statements on the Ukraine war: Roger Waters cancels concerts in Poland

2022-09-25T08:10:46.410Z

The Pink Floyd co-founder will no longer be performing in Kraków next spring. The reason for this is apparently the outrage in Poland about the musician's attitude to Russia's war against Ukraine.



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Roger Waters caused controversy with interview statements on the Ukraine war

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British musician Roger Waters has canceled concerts planned for next spring in Poland.

This was reported by Polish media on Saturday.

The reason for Waters' rejection could therefore be the outrage expressed in Poland about his attitude to Russia's war against Ukraine.

Waters himself did not comment.

The Kraków concert arena, where Waters was supposed to perform, said Waters' manager had "decided to resign - without giving any reason".

The Waters Tournee website no longer lists the concerts scheduled for April 21 and 22.

The musician, who is one of the founding members of the rock band Pink Floyd, had already caused outrage in Kyiv and applause in Moscow at the beginning of August with statements about the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine.

US President Joe Biden "stokes the fire in Ukraine," Waters told US moderator Michael Smerconish in an interview.

"It's a big crime." Waters claimed, against Smerconish's objection, that the US was prolonging the war.

If Biden wanted, the war would be "over tomorrow."

Russia's ex-president Dmitry Medvedev then felt confirmed.

“There are still adequate people in the West.

Pink Floyd forever,” he wrote on his page on the VKontakte social network.

He accompanied his commentary with the song "Wish You Were Here" by Waters.

The Ukrainian side also wanted him there, namely to Russia.

Kiev's ambassador to Austria, Olexander Scherba, called the singer after his interview a "willless, heartless, merciless and lost person".

Waters first claimed there would be no war because Putin was too smart for it.

"Now there is war - and you say this war has a good reason," Scherba wrote on Twitter, urging Waters to move to Russia.

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Source: spiegel

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